China's ASAT & Missile Defense Programs: A Review of Programs, Plans, and Motivations

Status Report From: George Marshall Institute
Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013

In 2007, China destroyed one of its own satellites, prompting a critical reexamination of the threats to the security of outer space. In 2010, China conducted a ballistic missile defense test, with subsequent assessments suggesting the two systems were intertwined. In recent weeks, reports suggested another ASAT test was imminent. Whether or not that test occurs, a broader understanding of the motivations driving these investments and plans for the development and use of those capabilities would improve U.S. thinking about how best to respond to China's actions.

Please join the TechAmerica Space Enterprise Council and the George Marshall Institute on February 19th for a forum discussing China's plans, programs, and intentions for its ASAT and missile defense programs.


Dean Cheng, Research Fellow at the Asian Studies Center, Heritage Foundation

Mark Stokes, Executive Director, Project 2049 Institute

Scott McMahon, Senior Defense Research Analyst, RAND Corp.

Date: February 19, 2013

Time: 9-10:30am

Where: 601 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, North Building, Suite 600, Washington, D.C. 20004


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